It’s Friday! And with the Calgary Flames currently in the midst of NHL’s bizarro Stanley Cup playoffs, this week’s CREBNow Weekender takes a look at former Flame Matt Stajan’s first home purchase, “upcycling” those forgotten, neglected or second-hand household furnishings, along with the usual recap of what’s going on in and around the world of real estate.

This week in CREB®Now


Courtesy of the Calgary Flames

My First Home: Calgary Flames alum and fan favourite

For professional hockey players, having to uproot your life and move with little notice is a constant reality, but this fact didn’t fully hit home for Matt Stajan until Jan. 31, 2010.

Upcycling vintage or second-hand furniture can create a unique piece you’ll cherish for many years to come.
Before-and-after photos courtesy of Dale Marie Wedge (


“Upcycle” your vintage or second-hand furnishings for an affordable, environmentally friendly design upgrade

Adding an element of upcycled, vintage chic to a home’s furnishings can create a rich and inviting space with a unique design aesthetic. Plus, it’s great for the environment and easy on the pocketbook.


From Lanny MacDonald, Craig Conroy to many other notable Calgarians, find all of our My First Home stories here.

Looking for our featured home listings? Find them here!

Reel Time

Jump back in time thanks to a home movie of a 1958 road trip around Southern Alberta 


Movies Under the Stars

With COVID worries making many would-be moviegoers looking for a second option, drive-in movies are re-emerging as an option for film lovers. 

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